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Canyon Crest Academy Envision teachers’ expertise extends beyond Carmel Valley school, but returns to enrich it

Carol Limbach, CCA visual arts teacher, on her recent painting trip to Provence, France.

Envision arts offered through Canyon Crest Academy invite visiting artists to enrich the students’ experience. Supported by the school’s foundation, these professionals are role models and show students what is possible. A recent event at CCA’s Proscenium Theatre presented the artists’ work to an appreciative student audience.

Also taking part were several of CCA’s Envision faculty who performed on stage or had art pieces exhibited in the lobby. Like the visiting artists, CCA staff are fully engaged in their respective fields and each has strong views as to why the myth of “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach!” is just that: a myth.

‘Monuments Men’ connection to San Diego art museum is topic of talk

On Oct. 20, Michael Brown, Ph.D., of the San Diego Museum of Art, will discuss the role of the so-called “Monuments Men” in apprehending Hans VanMeegeren, who sold fake Vermeers to the Nazis, and their connection to the museum, which holds two paintings they rescued.

Arts Alive event in Solana Beach to feature artwork, music, performers and more

Coast Highway 101 will be transformed into a stage during Arts Alive Sept. 28 in Solana Beach. Photo by McKenzie Images

Artwork will once again line the Coastal Rail Trail, and musicians, dancers and theatre performers will transform Coast Highway 101 into a stage during Arts Alive Sept. 28 in Solana Beach.

Among participating artists are father-daughter duo Edward Edington and Michelle Moraga. Their three-in-one ceramic piece, “Dream Path in Color,” is one of 13 pieces that will be featured on the 5-foot-high fence, which stretches along the 1.5-mile Coastal Rail Trail.

“Inspired by dreams, we wanted something bright,” said Moraga about the already-installed project. “I hope people enjoy it.”

Accomplished impressionist painter to hold exhibit in Solana Beach

Solana Beach artist John Modesitt

In September, John Modesitt is holding a weeklong exhibit, his first since the three-day show he held in February.

Solana Beach photographer opens first mixed media show at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club

Peggy Stokes: ‘I look at things differently now.’ Photo/Kristina Houck

Peggy Stokes’ new art show “Out Side The Box” showcases her mixed media pieces at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club.

New artist joins Del Mar Art Center

Marcus Thorne is the newest addition to the Del Mar Art Center. An accomplished architectural designer and artist, he also teaches Wine and Canvas painting classes at local venues including Mia Francesca at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center.

Solana Beach artist to join ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station

Todd Murphy of Solana Beach paints pet portraits, including “smush-face dogs” like the Boston terrier.

Solana Beach artist Todd Murphy’s paintings and La Jolla photographer John Maher’s work will be featured in the ninth annual ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station Aug. 16-17.

Solana Beach employee featured at City Hall Gallery

Photographer David Kloz.  Photo by Kristina Houck

From Monday through Friday, David Kloz works as a management analyst for the city of Solana Beach. When he’s not at work, Kloz is often outside with a camera.

A collection of his photos is currently on exhibit at his workplace, the Solana Beach City Hall. It’s the amateur photographer’s first ever show.

“I’m curious to see what the response is going to be,” Kloz said. “We all see the world in a different light.”

Del Mar Art Center hosts competition

The Del Mar Art Center announces an art competition with the theme, “Images From Life,” open to all San Diego artists ages 18 and older. The competition is open now through Oct. 26, with winners announced by Nov. 15.

Carmel Valley artist shares love of papier-mâché at her new studio

The former host of a TV show on a local Israeli station, Sarit Harel was on assignment when she met and interviewed a woman who inspired her to change her career. Now she has opened Paper Mache Art Studio in Carmel Valley.

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